Yesterday, a leaked Google’;s internal memo revealed Googlers will get a gift ‘$1000 cash bonus, and 10% rise in salary. CNN Money reports, that within hours, Google notified its staff that it had terminated the leaker. A Google spokesman declined to comment on the issue, or on the memo.
In the past few weeks, Google has lost top minds such as YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley, AdMob co-founder Omar Hamoui, and Google Maps and Wave creator Lars Rasmussen.
When Rasmussen left, he told the Sydney Morning Herald that Google’s “growing size hindered its employees’ ability to get things accomplished.” Google has a headcount of nearly 25,000. Rasmussen is heading to Facebook, which has a staff of just over 2,000.
CNN Money reports that of the approx. 1900 resumes on LinkedIn of Facebook employees 300 are former Google employees.
The company’s Google alumni network goes straight to the top: Facebook’s No. 2 is Sheryl Sandberg, Google’s former chief of sales and operations. And in June, former Google Product Manager Bret Taylor became Facebook’s chief technology officer.